What’s New in Cockos Reaper 7.0 Update

Cockos Incorporated has introduced Reaper 7.0, a major update to its digital audio workstation (DAW) for Linux, Mac + Windows.

Reaper – an advanced multi-track audio, MIDI and video production and recording environment.

Reaper is designed to support a vast range of hardware, digital formats and plugins, and can be comprehensively extended, scripted and modified.

Here’s what’s new in Reaper 7.0:

  • Track Lanes: Use lanes to manage takes, layer sounds, assemble alternate track versions, or store playlists. Track lanes can be used as a creative tool, an organizational aid, or both at the same time.
  • Swipe Comping: Select the best parts of multiple takes to create one ideal composite take, or multiple alternative composites. A highly flexible new system that supports one-click A/B comparison, customizable crossfades, recording and editing media while comping, and even building comps from other comps.
  • FX Containers and Parallel Routing: Build, store, and recall self-contained FX chains, including complex routing and configurable parameter mapping. Route multiple plug-ins (including FX containers) in parallel.
  • More Track Channels and MIDI I/O: Tracks support up to 128 channels each; MIDI routing supports up to 128 buses; hardware support for up to 128 MIDI input and 128 MIDI output devices. As always, there are no limits on track counts, sends/receives, FX, ReaScripts, etc.
  • Keyboard/Mouse Overrides: Switch between multiple sets of fully customizable keyboard shortcuts and/or mouse modifier behaviors. Instantly change keyboard and mouse setups for different workflow contexts for simplicity and efficiency.
  • Usability Improvements: Customizable track spacers; arrange view zoom/scroll improvements; MIDI editor CC lane vertical zoom/scroll and pitch wheel snap; MIDI editor coloring improvements; customizable animated toolbar buttons; configuration import/export improvements.
  • Miscellaneous changes: Plug-in gain reduction metering; ARA edit pooling; video support in background projects; video colorspace improvements; import/export support for raw PCM (.sd2) file formats; up to 48 customizable floating toolbars; JSFX compile-time macros and configurable parameters; and hundreds of other refinements and improvements.


  • Efficient, fast to load, and tightly coded. Can be installed and run from a portable or network drive.
  • Powerful audio and MIDI routing with multichannel support throughout.
  • 64-bit internal audio processing. Import, record to, and render to many media formats, at almost any bit depth and sample rate.
  • Thorough MIDI hardware and software support.
  • Support for thousands of third-party plug-in effects and virtual instruments, including VST, VST3, LV2, AU, CLAP, DX, and JS.
  • Hundreds of studio-quality effects for processing audio and MIDI, and built-in tools for creating new effects.
  • Automation, modulation, grouping, VCA, surround, macros, OSC, scripting, control surfaces, custom skins and layouts.

Reaper 7 is available now for $60 and $225 for commercial use. The update is a free upgrade for existing license owners. A free demo is also available.


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